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April 2, 2017

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Clearwater, Florida

By MidModMichelle

Hey folks! How are things out there? We’re in a teensy bit of a cold snap here and I’m dreaming of homes in tropical locales like this adorable ranch in sunny Clearwater, Florida. It has many original features that could be played up to vintage Florida kitsch perfection. It had me at the canary yellow wall oven and stovetop, and the pink and blue bathroom is just the icing on the cake. I could see a mid-century vintage lover really doing this one up- bright colors and fun retro wallpaper, Hey-Wake furniture, tropical pinch pleat drapes, vintage fish and mermaid wall plaques, tiki bar… are ya with me? 😉 Let’s check it out!

This home is located at 2030 Harding St, Clearwater, Florida on a lovely lot with mature palm trees. It is a 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 1,670 square foot home built in 1956 that is being offered at $235,500. The listing is courtesy of Terri Stebner-Wilson at Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate. For more information and additional photos you can check out the listing here. From the listing:

MAKE THIS YOUR NEW HOME. Tons of room in this lovely 1,670 square foot home with large living room, dining room, Florida room, and three bedrooms. Log burning fireplace. Separate, indoor laundry room with bath. Attic fan. Oversized two car garage. Corner lot. Heat/air conditioning 2013, new windows, new 250 amp electric 2012, garage doors and openers. Retro kitchen and baths in great condition. Plenty of room for RV or boat parking, storage or pool. Easy access to Clearwater beach, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, airports and much, much more.



(Gorgeous fireplace)


(Such a cute kitchen! Change out the fluorescent light and the vinyl to retro and you’ve really got something!!)

(This home has a nice open feel)


(How darling is that scalloped trim on the bedroom closets?!)


(Pink and blue bathrooms are my fave!)

(Nice vintage tile!! I’d comb craigslist for a vintage vanity!)


(Perfect spot for a home tiki bar!)


(With a little sweat equity you could lay down a concrete pad and gravel patio, do some landscaping and have a backyard paradise!)

I see so much potential with this affordable ranch! It’s got great bones- a few flooring/light fixture swaps, some paint and mid-century décor/furniture and you’d be good to go. Anyone ready to move to Florida with me?

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12 Responses to Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Clearwater, Florida

  1. Melinda Reply

    April 2, 2017 at 8:21 am

    That kitchen is adorable!

  2. Lisa Reply

    April 2, 2017 at 9:39 am

    I wonder what’s under those carpets? Probably not wood in Florida, though, but idk. Just hoping 🙂 I do love that kitchen except for the fluorescent lighting! The chandelier over the dining table could so easily be reverted back to something amazingly vintage! Love this cute house, especially the Florida room!

  3. deb Reply

    April 2, 2017 at 10:19 am

    Love the kitchen and the bathrooms!

  4. K Reply

    April 2, 2017 at 10:24 am

    I wonder if there’s terrazzo under the carpet. Unfortunately, a lot of flippers install wood over the original terrazzo.

  5. Scott Reply

    April 2, 2017 at 10:58 am

    Yes, a great house!!! Love it! The kitchen and bathrooms are wonderful! I would switch all the light fixtures to vintage, vinyl flooring and even the kitchen appliances (for earlier vintage models of stainless steel or turquoise).

  6. BobinAlabama Reply

    April 2, 2017 at 11:17 am

    Cool, yellow appliances in the kitchen, and they look to be in great shape. Somebody loved their kitchen.

    • Rose Reply

      April 2, 2017 at 12:44 pm

      Yes! The kitchen is so cute! All it needs is a yellow fridge and it would be perfect 🙂

  7. Beth Reply

    April 2, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    Love the house, but what happened to the closet doors?

  8. Lyn Dono Reply

    April 2, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    Super cute kitchen. Great space in the house. Thanks for posting.

  9. Penne Reply

    April 2, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    What does “separate, indoor laundry room with bath” mean?

  10. Dona Barlow Reply

    April 2, 2017 at 10:56 pm

    great idea, but I am in Clearwater and there is a house across street for that price, but it has a pool and a view of Old Clearwater Bay. now that’s news. great shape!

  11. RetroRuth Reply

    April 13, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    Love all the trimmed out closets! And that kitchen! Yow!

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